Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A winding road ...

Painting is by nature a luminous language.



Almost Summer  © Karen Mathison Schmidt
12 x 12 x ¾ inches • oil on ¾" cradled Museum Series (archival) GessobordTM
private collection • Knoxville, Tennessee

The week before Mother’s Day I drove the back roads to nearby Ruston to deliver a commissioned painting, and what should have been about an hour drive turned into two hours because I kept stopping to take photos. Such a pretty drive! This painting started off being inspired by one of my Savannah photos, and ended up being influenced so much by these Louisiana country roads. 

So much fun painting the shadows in this. And the trees. And the sun spots.

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